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The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

by Jack London

No man ever became great who did not achieve the impossible.


Jack London
(Copyright Bettman/Corbis)

Excerpts from Jean Sibelius's Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43: Andante; The Tempest Suite No. 1, Op. 109, No. 2: Intrada – Berceuse and Entr'acte – Ariel's Song; Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63: Tempo molto moderato, quasi Adagio; The Tempest Suite No. 2, Op. 109, No. 3: Chorus of the Winds – Prospero – Dance Episode, all from Sibelius Orchestral Works (2000), performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Petri Sakari (conductor), used courtesy of Naxos USA.

Excerpts from Edward MacDowell's Woodland Sketches, Op. 51: “From an Indian Lodge” and “A Deserted Farm,” performed by James Barbagallo (piano), from MacDowell Piano Music Vol. 1 (1998), used courtesy of Naxos USA.

“The Klondike Gold Rush” by Alan Mills from Canada's Story in Song, FW03000, provided courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings © 1960. Used by permission.

Original sound effects by Brent Findley at Sonic Magic Studios, Culver City, CA.

Written and produced by Dan Stone at the National Endowment for the Arts, 2007.

The development of educational materials for The Call of the Wild is made possible in part by a grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.

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